Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 145
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by henryman TrafficMaster Allure Hickory Resilient Plank Floor
This flooring is the best. Easy to move into any room, because it's in boxes, and not a 12' roll, very easy to install, at first we just did the kitchen, it looked great. Most visitors could not tell it wasn't real wood. The diversity of the planks is good but a few more patterns wouldn't hurt. After a couple months of washing, sweeping and traffic, we did the dining, hallway and living room.The cost was about $1400.00, but the value went up a good $6000.00 if not more. Should anything happen to a part of it, burn or a cut, removing a piece to replace it is no problem, just cut it, pull it out and add a new plank. Great stuff, highly recommended.
April 16, 2008
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bmt337 Relatively easy to install!
For anyone thnking of buying this product, I have to say that it is relatively easy to install. We bought enought for two bedrooms, a front porch, our kitchen, and diningroom. The one thing you have to rent is a "roller" for the seams, you can rent these through Home Depot. It went down easy, my husband kind of messed up when it came to a doorway and messed up the pattern, but we caught it in time. It had probably been laid about ten minutes when I noticed it, and so we pulled two rows apart and started over. I would definitely recommend this product.
December 2, 2008
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KnockinOnTheSky Allure Hickory TrafficMaster
I had purchased laminate and was doing a last-minute youtube to make sure I had the installation instructions down when I stumbled on this product. It seemed more appropriate for my needs - a 2nd floor bedroom where the odd glass of water might get spilled, and would be a little more impervious if there might be a dog accident. Returned the laminate and purchased the Allure Hickory instead. I let it acclimate, and proceeded to install (mid April 2013) . Went down much easier than I thought it would - scoring with a box cutter and snapping. A little more work required for the length-wise cuts when I reached the last row. I was careful to keep the glue strips clean, and rented a 100lb roller upon completion.
So far the edges seem to be OK - I keep checking them as the reviews are mixed and I am so afraid one day I will walk in and there'll be seams lifting (so far, so good)... but the off-gassing was unexpected and is quite noticeable. I have only noticed it start to decrease in the last week or so.
I was considering installing Allure (?Cherry) in 2nd child's bedroom and front hallway/kitchen as the Hickory went down so easily and I am pleased enough with the appearance, but the off-gassing smell was/is so bad that I am dreading proceeding.
I would recommend to a friend only after clearly advising that the smell is quite bad.
June 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shortcat1 Perfect stuff for a basement floor
I had used Allure vinyl flooring for my kitchen, the snap-on type (like the pressed wood laminates) and it was a horror to work with.
So, I still wanted to do my basement floor with vinyl so I tried this product instead. It works really well.
If you make a mistake in sticking the boards together, you can still detach them if you do it pretty well right away. After a bit, forget it... they aren't coming apart without damaging the boards.
The floor looks great.
The only 'problem' is that you have to be careful in dragging things back & forth on it. It scratches fairly easily. To get around that, I put stick-on protector felt pads on the underside of the 'feet' of all my furniture. A little added expense & work but that's OK.
Bottom line, if you want to install a vinyl floating floor, this is the stuff to use.
Well worth it.
April 7, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by eagle3 Its quite good
My husband and I installed this in our kitchen. We wanted to put something in to replace dirty vinyl tiles but did not want to spend a lot or do a lot of work for a nice floor.
This flooring is great, easy to install in no time at all, we were done in two evenings.
I think the only thing I will say which was mentioned in a couple of reviews was the scuffing on the floor after moving back appliances. We also streaked or scuffed the floor when moving back the stove, which disappointed me. They have some products that you can buy though to remove minor scuffs and such, so I may give that a try. They do state in the booklet that you are not to put any rubber mats or anything rubber like on the floor and that could very well be why.
Overall though, it has made my kitchen look much cleaner and classic looking
July 15, 2009
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Chickee Not That Impressed....
We also have "streaks" and "marks" on our new flooring, especially because we had to move our fridge to install it. Maybe if we had've gone with a lighter colour, they wouldn't be so noticeable. It's actually quite a shame because I really DO love the hickory colour, and it definitely does look like real wood. I guess I was just expecting it to be more "resilient"....that IS what it's called after all. So overall, love the colour but wish we had've gone with another product.
April 29, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Trackerman Poor quality
While this product is easy to install, it does not stand up to normal wear and tear. It scatches easily. Yes, you can put pads under the furniture to protect it, however, you can't do that for everything. A child moving a toy across the surface can scuff or scratch it.
I would not recommend this product.
August 16, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyPlaceIslandCottager Flooring Installation Dream
We installed this flooring in our cottage in Northern Ontario and keep installing it in other rooms at the cottage as everyone loves it. Easy to install and maintain and it looks great. Cleans up well with cottage foot traffic which is not always clean given six children.
No real signs of wear after two years. Seams are all tight.
April 26, 2012